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Upon Arrival


When You Arrive for Commencement

Upon arrival, you will enter at Exhibit Hall D and you will be directed to Exhibit Hall C where degree candidates will assemble before the event. Please note that your family members and guests cannot come with you to the Hall C staging area. Instead, they should go to their seats in the Commencement area through the lobby into the arena.

If you arrive late you will not be able to enter the arena, during the processional. We will seat you once the processional is over.

Here is what you do once you arrive:

  • Stop at the check-in table located in Exhibit Hall D and pick up your name card. The card will let you know the row and seat number in the staging area that you should sit at for your school.
  • We will have people ready to help you put on your cap and gown.
  • You will then line up in the order of your school. Undergraduates line up in front of graduate students.
  • When you walk on stage, remember to bring your name card with you and do not fold it. The Commencement reader uses this to announce your name as you cross the platform.
  • Plan to stay for the entire ceremony. The ceremony will last about two hours.

Special tips:

  • Flat shoes are best for everyone. We have had people wearing high heels and cowboy boots trip on the long gowns.
  • In Exhibit Hall C we will have a Coat Check Table, for students only, operated by the UHCL Alumni Association.

UHCL Spring 2016 Commencement
Sunday, May 15, 2016 
NRG Arena

12 p.m. Ceremony

School of Business (BUS)
School of Human Sciences and Humanities (HSH)

5 p.m. Ceremony

School of Education (SOE)
School of Science and Computer Engineering (SCE)

Candidates may only participate in the ceremony for the school in which they are graduating.

Cap and Gown

Cap and Gown

Information for ordering your cap and gown.
Live Streaming

Live Streaming

We will be streaming the ceremony live online, from NRG arena. For all your loved ones to view.
Past Grads

Ceremony History

UHCL had its first graduation in 1974. We have developed a timeline for you to see how far we‘ve come.
Last updated: 01/27/2016
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